Genres: Heavy Metal
Tags: rock gothic rock female vocalists gothic alternative alternative rock metal gothic metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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This rock band from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA burst into the US mainstream in 2003 with the dramatic piano-driven ballad, ‘Bring Me To Life’. Founding members Amy Lee (13 December 1981, Riverside, California, USA; vocals/keyboards) and Ben Moody (b. 22 January 1981, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; guitar) met at church camp in the mid-90s, and after realising their shared love of artists such as Type O Negative and Portishead decided to form a band. Their initial writing efforts unleashed two distinctive tracks, ‘Give Unto Me’ and ‘Understanding’, which set the blueprint for Evanescence’s fusion of metal, goth rock and electronica and began to attract the attention of local radio. The duo’s debut EP was recorded with the help of William Boyd (b. 27 April 1979, USA; bass) and drummers Matt Outlaw and Rocky Gray (b. 2 July 1974, USA, ex-Living Sacrifice), and was released on CDR in 1998 on the BigWig Enterprises label. David...

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